Daniel Sloot, MSc
+31 50 3639359
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
Summary of work:
My research focuses on pro-environmental behaviour in group contexts, particularly in environmental community initiatives. I investigate whether involvement in these initiatives has the potential to affect pro-environmental behaviour. Additionally, I am interested in the factors that influence why people join and remain engaged in community initiatives.
The power of the neighbourhood: investigating the potential of environmental community initiatives
This project studies environmental behaviour in the context of environmental community initiatives, such as community energy initiatives. We are specifically interested in whether these community initiatives are an effective approach in promoting their members’ pro-environmental behaviour. Thus, does the group context these initiatives provide add an extra motivation to behave pro-environmentally beyond individual factors? Furthermore, we investigate the spread and development of community initiatives: Why do people decide to join a community initiative? For example, what role do social processes in the community play in encouraging people’s engagement in community initiatives? We examine these questions with a focus on both individual and group-level factors.
Supervision of bachelor and master theses
Sloot, D., Jans, L., & Steg, L (April 2016). Is it individual or is it collective? A framework to explain environmental action through bottom-up initiatives. Poster presented at the KLI Conference 2016.
Sloot, D. & Kurz, T. (August 2015). Collective interest matters: Descriptive social norms influence materialistic intentions more strongly in the context of collective benefit. Poster presented at the 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology (BCEP) 2015.
Sloot, D., Jans, L., & Steg, L. (August 2015). The Power of the Neighbourhood: The emergence and success of local initiatives on the energy market. Oral presentation at the 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology (BCEP) 2015, Groningen, The Netherlands.